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Virginia Lorena Cox Baxley

Virginia Lorena Cox Baxley
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October 04, 1921 -- Sunday, December 24, 2017
Visitation Information: Visitation 11-1:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2107 at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.
Service Information: Services are 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017 at Summerville Funeral Home with burial in Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, MO.
Contributions: Memorials may be made to the Elliott Grove Cemetery Association.


Virginia Lorena Cox Baxley


   On the morning of Christmas Eve, Virginia Lorena Cox Baxley, peacefully pass into her eternal home.  Virginia had recently celebrated her 96th birthday with family and loved ones.

   Born in Rutledge, Missouri, on October 4, 1921, to William Russell Cox and Verda Ann Walker Cox, Virginia was the only daughter of three children.  She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers: Raymond Wesley Cox (and wife Geraldine) and Robert Ewing Cox, and by the father of her three daughters, Vernon Anderson.  She is survived by daughter Angelyn and husband Les Rhoades; daughter Cheryl Anderson Page; daughter Ginger and husband Alan Harman; grandchildren Dennis Anderson Rhoades and wife, Cassy, Mary Angelyn Rhoades Shirk and husband Robert, Leslie Kirkpatrick Rhoades and fiancé Celsi Cox Wise, Sherri O’Dowd and husband Brad, Leslie Ann Norris and husband Jeremy, and Dayna Patterson and husband, Steven, and 10 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Lorine Bucksath Cox, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

  Virginia’s education included graduation with honors from Brunswick High School and as a student of Christian College in Columbia.  Her younger years of employment were for the Chariton County Hatchery and raising chickens on a farm near Brunswick.  She partnered as co-owner of Seymour Ford automobile and implement dealerships in south Missouri.  A community leader, she was a PTA Mom and school volunteer.  She proudly attended all of her children’s activities, often designing and sewing their uniforms and gowns.

   For several years, Virginia was employed by the Chariton County Farm Bureau as a legal assistant and Circuit Court reporter for Judge James J. Wheeler.

   A faithful servant until her health failed, Virginia served at the First Christian Churches of Brunswick and Keytesville, Missouri, and in Harlingen, Texas, on Boards of Trustees, official greeter, fundraiser, and officer of ladies’ circles.  A school volunteer, she tutored young children in reading skills.  She enjoyed sports, traveling, reading, and entertaining in her homes.  She was a member of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Amigo Club.


  Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grand and great-grandmother, and a generous, genuine friend.


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